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René Youssef, LCSW

René graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters of Social Work and is a social work professional with 8 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, families, and adults in residential and outpatient settings. 

René is TF-CBT certified and specializes in providing trauma informed care, especially to children and adolescents. René has also worked with parents and families to assist clients in fostering healthy family dynamics. René is culturally competent and inclusive in practice and a strong advocate for rights and policies that enable client self-empowerment. In practice, René has facilitated group and individual therapy sessions where she has utilized an empowerment approach combined with the evidenced-based approaches of CBT, DBT, and TF-CBT to collaborate with clients and to assist them in achieving treatment goals.